- Slow Computer
- System crashes
- Shows commercial adverts
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Installs itself without permissions
- Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel
If you think that the entrance of Remk Ransomware is a complicated process, think again. The launcher of this malware can be camouflaged as a harmless document or photo, and it could be introduced to you via spam emails or using social engineering scams. The launcher could also be hidden or introduced to you as a legitimate and useful program via an unreliable software bundle. Trickery and stealth is involved, and if you are not cautious, the malicious ransomware can slither in within moments. It does not have a complex structure, and one single file can create chaos. If your Windows operating system is not guarded, the infection remains silent until it is time to inform you about what has happened. So, do you need to remove Remk Ransomware from your operating system? If you do, you also need to secure it. We discuss both the removal and the protection in the report, and if you are interested, you should continue reading.
You might not know this yet, but Remk Ransomware is a clone infection. The infamous STOP Ransomware is the predecessor, and among hundreds of other clones, we have Lokd Ransomware, Rezm Ransomware, Topi Ransomware, and MOOL Ransomware. When these infections attack, they immediately encrypt personal files. This infection does not care about system files, but it certainly seeks documents, photos, and similar unique files. When they are encrypted, and the “.remk” extension is appended to their normal names, they become unreadable. In a sense, the infection hijacks your personal files without moving them from their original locations and without deleting them. Remk Ransomware encrypts files so that it could sell you a decryptor. While the attackers should have a decryptor, there is absolutely nothing that can force them to provide it to you. What if you follow their instructions and demands? Will they keep their word to help you? If you think that cybercriminals would keep their word, you are sadly mistaken. It is much more likely that you will get nothing in return for your money, and so it is best to keep it to yourself.
The attackers behind Remk Ransomware inform you that you are expected to pay a ransom in return for a decryptor via a file named “_readme.txt.” It is dropped to %HOMEDRIVE%, but copies are likely to exist elsewhere. The message is set up to convince you that if you pay a ransom of $490, a decryption tool will be sent to you. To make it possible for the attackers to provide you with more details and the tool itself, you are meant to initiate communication with them by sending a message to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Well, if you do this, you can kiss your virtual security goodbye. Once you reveal yourself to the attackers via email, they can flood the inbox with malicious and misleading messages. Note that they could easily use convincing email addresses, subject lines, and messages to trick you into disclosing personal information, sharing login details, or executing new infections. This is why you must NOT email the attackers and pay the ransom. What about the files? You might be able to restore the files corrupted by Remk Ransomware using the free STOP Decryptor tool.
Let’s get right down to it – it is high time you installed anti-malware software. You might hesitate and you might feel unprepared for that, but note that Remk Ransomware is just one of many threats that can encrypt your personal files. Furthermore, there are tons of other kinds of threats that can hurt you in other ways. If you install anti-malware software, it will delete Remk Ransomware automatically, and your system’s protection will be restored also. After the removal, you might be able to replace your files using backup copies or restore them using a free decryptor. Note that free decryptors are very rare, and most ransomware victims do not have the luxury of employing a legitimate tool to get their files back. This is why you must back up all important files. Store backup copies outside the computer to ensure that the same threat cannot destroy both originals and copies. Of course, you also need to keep in mind that you yourself are responsible for your virtual security. If you do not want to jeopardize it, be more careful.
Remk Ransomware Removal